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STAR
Advantages+
· Easy to set up and add new nodes
· If peripheral nodes/channels fail it has
no affect on other nodes
· Data can be sent/received at the same
time via the central node
Disadvantages-
· Central node failure will result in the
whole network failing
· Central node can get congested…read more

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MESH
Advantages+
· Node failure does not affect any other
nodes
· There are many paths for the data to get
to the node
This avoids congestion at nodes
Disadvantages-
· Expensive and complicated to set up
· Hard to find faults
· Lots of wiring…read more

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Mesh
Fully Connected Mesh…read more

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RING
Advantages+
· Easy to set up
· Not a lot of wiring
· No extra equipment required
Disadvantages-
· One node or channel failing will cause
disruption on the whole network
(in a one direction ring)…read more

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TREE
Advantages+
· Easy to add nodes
· Easy to set up
· Easy to find faults
· Every peripheral node is connected to the central node
Disadvantages-
· If the main channel fails the whole network is broken
· Nodes have to compete to send and receive data
· Main channel may become congested because all
nodes use the main channel…read more

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